“Coventry Man dies of asbestos related illness, Mesothelioma” Asons Solicitors Comment

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According to the Coventry Observer, the family of a man, who died after he was exposed to lethal asbestos fibres over 20 years ago, has received £90,000 in Mesothelioma compensation.

Frank Parker, 73, of Oxendon Way, Ernesford Grange, died in June 2011, only 18 months after he was diagnosed with the asbestos-related illness, Mesothelioma. (1)

According to the Coventry Observer, Mr Parker was advised by his nurses to speak to a solicitor, and make a Mesothelioma claim for compensation. Unfortunately, Mr Parker succumbed to his illness before he was able to take the suggested legal action against his former employers. (1)

However, shortly after his death, Mr Parker’s son, Graham, and daughter-in-law, Adrienne, continued his fight for justice, attempting to hold those allegedly responsible for the asbestos exposure accountable. (1)

With the help of the Coventry Observer, in September last year, Graham and his wife were able to acquire the evidence required, allowing them to settle the claim for compensation in Mr Parker’s name. (1)

Commenting on the settlement, Mrs Parker of Binley, who looked after her father-in-law during his battle with Mesothelioma, said that (1):

“We’re obviously delighted. No amount of money will ever bring Frank back to us, or make up for the pain and suffering he endured for the final months of his life.

“But the fact that we’ve been able to take a stand against his employers, who needlessly exposed Frank and workers like him to asbestos, brings us a sense of justice and might also inspire others in a similar situation to not let employers get away with it.”

Mr Parker had trained to become an electrician after he left school in the early 1950s, before joining a local firm as an apprentice. (1)

In 1974 he joined Massey Ferguson, where he continued his employment until he later retired in 1990, a decision he made so that he could care for his wife Shirley-Ann, who died from a lengthy illness in 1993. (1)

Thomas Fairclough, Asons Executive, added:

“An Asbestos related illness can lead to a slow, painful death, and it can take up to 40 years for the symptoms to present themselves. If asbestos was present something should have been done immediately to prevent the exposure.”

According to the HSE, Men who worked in the building industry when asbestos was used extensively are now among those most at risk of Mesothelioma.Predictions have been made, that in the worst case, annual deaths for men with asbestos related illnesses will increase to a peak of about 2100, around the year 2016. (2)

Asons Solicitors suggest, that if someone would like to learn more about the Mesothelioma claims process, or if they would like to better understand a sbestos related illness, that information is available at http://www.asons.co.uk, or via an expert helpline on 01204 521 133

(1)    City family wins asbestos death case - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2013/09/03/news-City-family-wins-asbestos-death-case-82275.html - Coventry Observer
(2)    Mesothelioma Statistics - http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/mesothelioma/ - Health and Safety Executive

Asons Solicitors is a Bolton-based law practice that specialises in personal injury and industrial disease claims. Founded by brothers Imran Akram and Kamran Akram, Asons Solicitors has developed to become a young and dynamic law firm that delivers practical solutions to clients in times of difficulty. Their continued focus on their staff has seen them awarded with the Investors in People “Gold Award”; which is reflected in the professional and personable approach they take in working with clients. They strive to grow and to develop, and their supportiveness and attention to detail ensures that their clients use them time and again.

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